Runners Rock Liverpool

More than 20,000 runners took part in this weekend’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, which included a 5K on Saturday followed by a Half Marathon, Marathon and Mile Fun Run on Sunday. Neil Smith from East Grinstead ran an amazing marathon race, coming in 1st place at a time of 2.33.54. Sofia Mattiasson from Sweden won the women’s marathon, breaking a new course record at a time of 2.57.32. Sam Pictor from Westbury was the first half marathon runner home with a time of 1.10.24. Ireland’s Sinéad Tangney won the women’s Half Marathon in a time of 1.21.25, another new course record.

Rock legends Republica, smashed out a brilliant gig at the Finish Festival Concert outside Echo Arena. In addition to the headliner concert, live bands of every genre played along the race course entertaining and encouraging runners as they made their way to the finish line.

Photos by Ryan Bethke

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